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Do the Math is a pricing game where the contestant is shown two prizes, and a dollar figure representing the difference of the value of the two prizes. It's displayed on a screen placed in-between both prizes.

GameplayEdit

  • Without knowing the price of either prize, the contestant must then decide whether the dollar figure should be added to or subtracted from the price of the prize on the left to equal the price of the prize on the right. If correct, the contestant wins both prizes and a cash amount equal to the dollar figure displayed on the screen.
  • The game boils down to whether or not you think the first prize is more or less expensive than the second. If you think it's more expensive, choose "minus"; if it's less expensive, choose "plus."

HistoryEdit

  • The game premiered on September 23, 2013 (#6421K, aired out of order on October 18, 2013, originally rescheduled to air on October 14, 2013), the premiere of the show's 42nd season and that season's Big Money Week, and was won.
  • The game was created by Roger Dobkowitz and was intended to debut on September 23, 2008 (#4432K), immediately after Gas Money. Dobkowitz wanted to make up for the fact that Season 36 had no new games by debuting a new game every day of the Season 37 premiere week, but due to budget issues with CBS, every game except Gas Money was scrapped. The episode's playing of Check Game was a substitution.
  • On April 27, 2015 (#7111K, aired out of order on April 13), the first Couples Week episode, Do the Math was played for two cars, becoming the fifth pricing game (other than Safe Crackers, Squeeze Play, Make Your Move, Balance Game (2) and Cliff Hangers) to be played for a car that normally isn’t played for one since the start of Season 30 (September 17, 2001, #1861K, aired out of order on September 24) (Race Game, which was played for four cars-- an $18,380 Chevrolet Colorado Ranger Cab, a $22,795 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4X4, a $20,775 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport ES and a $16,569 Toyota Yaris-- on the Season 40 premiere on September 19, 2011, #5631K, Pick-A-Pair, which was played are played for two cars-- a pair of Scion iQs, worth $16,205 each-- on the March 21, 2012, #5893K episode and Plinko, which was played for two cars-- specifically, a $25,324 Scion FRS and a $20,585 Dodge Journey American Value Package-- on October 4, 2013, #6435K, aired out of order on September 27, during the all-Plinko show, were the other four), in which it was played for two cars-- a $17,495 Fiat 500 Pop and an $18,448 Toyota Yaris L. Unfortunately, they were lost.
  • Do the Math has been won 98 times, most recently on May 26, 2020 (#9162K).
  • On November 27, 2019 (#8913K), the Thanksgiving College Rivals episode, Cortney Wright (Michigan) won trips to Boston, Massachusetts, and Austin, Texas, and John Donovan (Ohio State) was denied.

TriviaEdit

  • This pricing game is similar to Magic # and It's Optional.
  • Unlike Magic # where you have to set it to a price so it's higher than the price of the prize on the left and lower than the price of the prize on the right, it has a similarity to It's Optional because it tells you the difference between the 2 prizes and its actual retail prices.
  • The only difference is with It's Optional, the actual prices of the 2 prizes are told at the start of the game. But in this game, the actual retail prices are told at the end of the game once the contestant decides to add or subtract to win both prizes.
  • The most number of times this game was played in any season was 25.
  • This pricing game will not multiply or divide.

GalleryEdit

Premiere Playing (September 23, 2013, #6421K, aired out of order on October 18, 2013, originally rescheduled to air on October 14, 2013)Edit

Do the Math for a Samsung 65" 3D LED TV and a Yamaha TTR110E Off-Road Motorcycle (September 30, 2013, #6431K, aired out of order on September 23 as the first playing)Edit

First Do the Math Loss (October 21, 2013, #6461K, aired out of order on October 7)Edit

First 2-Trip Playing (November 4, 2013, #6481K, aired out of order on October 25)Edit

Craig Ferguson Hosts Do the Math (April 1, 2014, #6682K)Edit

Do the Math for a Pac-Man Arcade Game and an Elmira Refrigerator & Microwave (August 15, 2014, #6805K)Edit

2-Car Playing (April 27, 2015, #7111K, aired out of order on April 13)Edit

Do the Math for a Pac-Man Arcade Game and a Pair of MacBook Air Laptops (December 24, 2015, #7334K)Edit

11-Year Old Contestant Plays Do the Math (March 21, 2018, #8263K)Edit

Deaf Contestant Plays Do the Math (June 26, 2018, #8402K)Edit

Nicole's 4K HDTV, Handbags and Cash Equivalent Win (October 11, 2018, #8444K, aired out of order on October 8)Edit

High School Do The Math (March 21, 2019, #8674K, aired out of order on April 25, originally rescheduled to air on March 14)Edit

Do the Math's 6th Anniversary (September 23, 2019, #8821K, aired out of order on September 24)Edit

A Do the Math Win with Phyllis' Winnings Added to the Showcase Jackpot (October 14, 2019, #8851K)Edit

Do the Math With Tiffany Coyne and Jonathan Mangum from Let's Make a Deal (November 20, 2019, #8903K, aired out of order on March 25, 2020)Edit

College Rival Do the Math (November 27, 2019, #8913K)Edit

Do The Math with the HAIM Sisters (January 20, 2020, #8991K, aired out of order on January 22)Edit

YouTube VideosEdit

The Real Do the Math Premiere (September 23, 2013 (#6421K, aired out of order on October 18, 2013, originally rescheduled to air on October 14, 2013)
An Early Playing of Do The Math (September 30, 2013, #6431K, aired out of order on September 23)
First Do The Math Loss (October 21, 2013, #6461K, aired out of order on October 7)
Rita's Splitastic Win on Do the Math (June 16, 2015, #7182K)

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